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Stephen Massimilla (accompanied by Chef Myra Kornfeld)
Stephen Massimilla (accompanied by Chef Myra Kornfeld)
Professor of English and Comparative Liturature, Columbia University
“There’s Nothing the Matter with Butter”: On the Literature of Food and Drink
“There’s Nothing the Matter with Butter”: On the Literature of Food and Drink
“When I ponder my mind / I constantly find / it is glued / on food,” observed Ogden Nash. In the course of a single happy hour, Lecturer Stephen Massimilla, accompanied by chef Myra Kornfeld, will discuss a delectable array of literary and philosophical works that treat the subjects of eating and drinking—activities you may find yourself conducting in a bar. If you are not too heavily intoxicated, you may also learn a thing or two about the physiology of taste and how poets can put you on the path to optimal wellbeing. Authors will range from Plato to Shakespeare to Neruda to Massimilla himself.
Acme (Age 21+)
9 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012, USA
Bio
Stephen Massimilla is a poet, critic, professor and painter. He is the co-author of an upcoming book about literature and food with professional Chef Myra Kornfeld, and his latest book, The Plague Doctor in His Hull-Shaped Hat, was selected in the Stephen F. Austin University Press National Poetry Prize competition. He has received numerous awards and his work has appeared in hundreds of publications. Massimilla has also been interviewed on public radio and television, presented papers at numerous conferences, and performed his work at many venues such as Carnegie Hall.